The Management Team
Chris Bailey (Co-Founder, CEO)
As CEO and co-founder of Unlimi-Tech, Chris is responsible for overall corporate strategy as well as establishing and fostering key partnerships and new market opportunities. Chris is still involved in the development of the FileCatalyst technology at its core and also oversees the organization's business development and marketing departments. As an expert in file transfer technologies Chris has led development of many of Unlimi-Tech's core technologies including the patent pending FileCatalyst protocol and the FileCatalyst Direct product line.
Chris received his BSc. in Computer Science from Dalhousie University in 1999, and went on to work for the Canadian government prior to founding Unlimi-Tech with John Tkaczewski, President of Unlimi-Tech. Under his leadership, Unlimi-Tech has experienced double digit growth each year since inception and has become a global leader in accelerated file transfer solutions.
John Tkaczewski (Co-Founder, President)
In 2000, John Tkaczewski co-founded Unlimi-Tech Software, creator of the FileCatalyst suite of file transfer solutions. During John's continued tenure as president, Unlimi-Tech has recorded double digit growth annually. Along with the management team, John is jointly responsible for overall vision and strategy as well as finance and administration for the company. John remains active in software development, overseeing creative and technical vision for the FileCatalyst Webmail and FileCatalyst Workflow products.
John graduated Bishop's University in 1999 with a BSc. in Computer Science and a Business Diploma. Prior to founding Unlimi-Tech, John worked as programmer analyst for PWGSC, a department of the Canadian Federal Government.
John speaks at various global events on topics related to network acceleration and security, big data transfer, open source file transfer, and high tech start-ups. John is also a main contributor to the FileCatalyst blog, discussing topics related to file transfer, data security and software development.
Below is a sampling of some blog articles John has written in the past:
- Comparison of web based file transfer methodologies
- Open Source Fast File Transfer
- Do's and Don'ts of Database connection pooling
Dave McKeen (Vice-President, Enterprise Sales & Marketing)
Dave McKeen joined Unlimi-tech software with an extensive business and technology background. Dave previously served as the Vice President of business development and operations for Corel Corporation, where he managed the due diligence process for the sale of Corel to Vector Capital. In addition, Dave led the integration of MicroGrafx and SoftQuad worldwide operations into Corel and led Corel’s third party technology licensing program. During this period, he was also a board adviser to OE/One Corporation and Hemera Technologies. As Vice President, Enterprise Sales, Dave is responsible for establishing and fostering key partnerships and new market opportunities.
Alan Atkinson (Vice-President, Business Development)
Alan joins Unlimi-tech software with over 25 years of experience in international technology sales, marketing and business development including 10 years at the European Headquarters of Digital Equipment Corporation in Geneva, Switzerland. He has held various management positions with early stage and established technology companies including Pronexus (VP & GM), N-able (VP Marketing), Corel (Director, International Marketing) and Mitel (Marketing Director). Alan holds a BSc from the University of Western Ontario, BAdmin from Brock University, MBA from Switzerland and a Sommelier Certificate from Algonquin College. As VP, Business Development, Alan focuses on revenue generation by developing and nurturing channel and partner relationships.
Christian Charette (Director of Software Development)
Christian joined Unlimi-Tech Software with a decade of experience in the telecom industry in Montreal, working for Nortel Networks, Simpler Networks, and Ericsson Research Canada. He currently oversees the product development team and FileCatalyst product roadmaps, manages and leads architecture for the software design team, provides leadership for the quality control team, and ensures continued excellence from the technical support team. Christian attended McGill University, Concordia University, and holds a BSc. in Computer Science from Bishop’s University. He is also the founder and owner of a successful photography company.